After you have created tags, you can apply them as metadata to objects in the vSphere Web Client inventory.


Required privilege: vSphere Tagging > Assign or Unassign vSphere Tag on the root vCenter Server instance.


  1. Browse to the object in the vSphere Web Client inventory.
  2. From the Actions menu, select Tags & Custom Attributes > Assign Tag.
  3. (Optional) From the Categories drop-down menu, select a category to limit the tags displayed to ones from that category.
  4. Select a tag from the list and click OK.


That tag is assigned to the object. The assigned tags for each object appear in the list on the Tags tab.